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Web Mining as a Tool for Understanding Online Learning

After an introduction to Web mining and e-learning and a brief review of Web mining applications in business and education, this paper presents an experiment with pattern classification for student performance prediction in a WebCT learning environment. The results illustrate that recognition for a certain class (with good grades) on a large data set can be obtained by a classifier built from a small size data set. The paper concludes that Web mining can be an approach to build knowledge about E-learning and has potential to help improve learning performance.


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